Seeing bats in your home can be terrifying, especially when you aren’t sure where they’re hanging out (no pun intended). The good news is that bats are relatively harmless. The bad news is that trying to get them out of your home can drive you, well, batty. The first step in removing bats from your home is determining where they’re hiding.
Because your attic is usually one of the few places in your home that doesn’t get a lot of foot traffic, it’s the perfect place for bats to hang out. Plus, attics are one of the easiest entry points for bats to make their way into your house. Believe it or not, they can squeeze through holes as small as your finger, so be sure to seal any cracks and crevices in your home’s siding or roof.
Crawl spaces, if left unmaintained, are a bat’s (and any pest’s for that matter) ideal habitat. The dark, damp, and undisturbed atmosphere of a crawl space makes going undetected easy for bats. The best way to prevent bats from setting up camp in your crawl space is by installing a closed crawl system.
The only thing that should be coming down your chimney is Santa on Christmas Eve. Bats like to take up residence inside of chimneys because it’s a quick and easy way in and out of the home. The biggest thing to be concerned about with a bat hanging out in your chimney is the possibility of them getting stuck. Make sure you do a thorough cleaning of your chimney twice a year to ensure that there are no pests living there.
You wouldn’t think that bats would want to hang out in a bright, airy place like a sunroom, but it’s often the place where you’ll find them nest. This is because many sunrooms are not glassed in, and only have screens separating the room from the outside world. These screens are normally very thin, and easy for bats to chew through. To keep bats from lounging in your sunroom, either add in glass window panes or choose a strong mesh screen.
No matter what area of your home bats are hiding in, you should always call in a professional to help you get them out. While bats don’t want to hurt humans, you never know if one is frightened or scared. If you spot one of these little guys in your home, give us a call. Our technicians are trained to get rid of even the stubbornest bats so that you and your family can sleep safely at night.